The Frenchman left Rennes in France in January, being replaced by Roland Courbis.
He was linked with the Forest vacancy last week by France Football – as Forest look to potentially go continental in their hunt for a new gaffer.
However, it seems they are set to miss out on the Frenchman. In an interesting twist it looks as though he will be taking over from another former Forest managerial candidate in Gus Poyet at Greek side AEK Athens.
Ouest-France reported yesterday that Montanier had recently met with AEK sporting director Dusan Bajevic and will meet with AEK president Dimitris Melissanidis today about taking a two-year deal in the Greek capital.
The former Brighton and Sunderland boss was heavily linked with the job after leaving the Greek side. The Nottingham Post reported that talks between Forest and Poyet had been ongoing – prior to the Uruguayan’s decision to take over at Real Betis.
Now it seems another name on the Forest shortlist is set to take Poyet’s place in Athens.